Quando Quango

Quando Quango

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Electro-dance group from Manchester, U.K.
Formed in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1980 by Hacienda DJ Mike Pickering (songwriting) and Dutch siblings Gonnie Rietveld (programming) and drummer Reinier Rietveld. Reinier Rietveld left the group in 1983 for his own group Spasmodique and was replaced by A Certain Ratio's percussionist Simon Topping. The same year 52nd Street's Derek Johnson joined the group to be replaced by his brother Barry Johnson (8). They were signed at Factory where they released a series of singles (their earliest ones produced by New Order's Bernard Sumner and A Certain Ratio's Donald Johnson) and one album with guests from the Manchester scene (Andy Connell, Johnny Marr, Vini Reilly, Beverly McDonald). Their 1983 single "Love Tempo" was a dancefloor hit on both sides of the Atlantic and is considered as a precursor of the US house scene. After the album release in 1985 they disbanded. Mike Pickering formed T-Coy and later M People, playing a crucial role in the UK acid house scene.
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Quando Quango Discography

Albums

Fact 110c Quando Quango Pigs + Battleships (Album) Factory Fact 110c UK 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FAC 67 Quando Quango Go Exciting / Tingle(12") Factory FAC 67 UK 1982 Sell This Version
FBN 23 BIS Quando Quango Love Tempo Factory FBN 23 BIS Belgium 1983 Sell This Version
FAC 102 Quando Quango 2 From Quando (Single) Factory FAC 102 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
FACT 137, FAC 137 Quando Quango Genius / Rebel (Single) Factory FACT 137, FAC 137 Italy 1985 Sell This Version
FAC 102 R, FAC 102 [R], FAC 102 Quando Quango Atom Rock (New York Remix) (Single) Factory FAC 102 R, FAC 102 [R], FAC 102 Belgium 1985 Sell This Version
FACT 110/12 Quando Quango Love Tempo / Atom Rock(12") Factory Records Australasia FACT 110/12 Australia 1985 Sell This Version

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